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2013-03-02 [J League] Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Urawa Reds

Posted by stefanole on 2013/03/02

Ex-Sanfrecce players Moriwaki, Kashiwagi, and Makino. Image from https://twitter.com/kokokochan/status/307733845468405760/photo/1

Ex-Sanfrecce players Moriwaki, Kashiwagi, and Makino. Image from https://twitter.com/kokokochan/status/307733845468405760/photo/1

Sanfrecce were soundly beaten in the 2013 J League opener by arch-rivals Urawa Reds. Though the scoreline was close, Sanfrecce never really threatened before or after MORISAKI Koji’s beautifully lofted free-kick goal on 55′. Read the rest of this entry »

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2009-11-12 Sanfrecce Update, October 2009

Posted by stefanole on 2009/11/12

This article first appeared in my column at the Wide Island View, the online magazine for JETs in Hiroshima prefecture.

NAKAJIMA Koji and NAKAZAWA Sota clash - stefanole

Sanfrecce's NAKAJIMA Koji and Gamba Osaka's NAKAZAWA Sota challenge for the ball during their teams' 2-2 draw at the Big Arch - stefanole

October was a very disappointing month for Sanfrecce, as fans’ hopes of both a surprise title and an Emperor’s Cup run were dashed within a week of each other. The team’s steady performance over the summer, where the team peaked in third place and looked set to make a serious bid for the Asian Champions League place that would bring, was wasted as autumn set in and circumstances conspired against them. Read the rest of this entry »

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2009-08-22 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 Urawa Red Diamonds

Posted by stefanole on 2009/09/13

The Sanfrecce faithful at the Big Arch - stefanole

The Sanfrecce faithful at the Big Arch - stefanole

Yes! We are Sanfrecce!

A five-year record crowd of over 27,000 descended on the Big Arch to witness Sanfrecce’s first league victory over Urawa in over ten years (although we did beat them in the Nabisco Cup earlier this year). Read the rest of this entry »

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2009-07-11 Urawa Reds 2-1 Sanfrecce

Posted by stefanole on 2009/07/27

The Boo Boys at the Big Arch in March - stefanole

The Moo Boys at the Big Arch in March - stefanole

There was bitter disappointment for the Purple Archers at the Saitama Stadium as they were sent home to Hiroshima with nothing after concluding a match they should have had sewn up at half-time. The game marks three straight defeats for Sanfrecce, their worst run this season, and certainly worse than the 2008 season in J2 where we only lost four games all season. Read the rest of this entry »

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